The Lisbon Treaty

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The Lisbon Treaty is the short descriptor of the Lisbon Treaty amending the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European Community (OJ C 306, 17.12.2007), signed at Lisbon on 13 December 2007. The Treaty entered into force on 1 December 2009. The EU's institutions, processes and competences are governed by two Treaties: the Treaty on European Union (TEU) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016) and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (OJ C 202, 7.6.2016). The TFEU was named the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC) until 2009. The Lisbon Treaty is a binding agreement between the Member States which makes a number of amendments to the TEU and the TFEU with the aim of making the EU more democratic, more efficient and better able to address global problems.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxford Encyclopaedia of EU Law
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022


  • Lisbon Treaty
  • law
  • European Union (EU)


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